Social Media Church

A fellow pastor in my conference linked me to an article written by a social media pastor on Fox News entitled, “Church as We Know it is Over. Here’s What’s Next.” While the writer had good points and I agree with the premise that the church is in need of a shift to reach the…

Chameleon Evangelism

So often the church takes Biblical truth and shoves it in people’s faces without first submerging themselves into the world of those they’re trying to reach. Such evangelism requires little sacrifice on our parts and ignores Paul’s only evangelistic method to “become all things to all people.” If we truly want to reach people, it…

Can Pre-Incarnate Jesus Be Found in the Old Testament?

It feels like wishful thinking to imagine Jesus being physically present in the Old Testament. In fact, some would say that to read Jesus into the Old Testament in such a way is to abuse the Bible. But if that’s true, then it seems like the New Testament writers themselves abused the Old Testament, because…

Incarnation

You’ve eaten at an authentic Mexican restaurant before, right? Have you ever ordered carne asada? Do you remember what it is? Steak. Meat. Flesh. Hence the “carne” in in-“carn”-ation. To put on meat or flesh is incarnation and that process is exactly what we celebrate at Christmas: God came down to earth and put on…